T4 & nano:
post #16 of 31
5/3/09 at 11:53pm
Always get better headphones first over a portable amp. Doing this will always be a much bigger improvement in my experience.
People shouldn't expect miracles by pairing their sub $100 headphones with a portable amp. Yes the sound will improve but not by the margin that people looking for a portable amp think.
Upgrade path should always be DAP-->Headphones-->Portable Amp-->Cables.
It might help to remember that you are dealing here with a large number of people who are confusing a shopping addiction with a "hobby." It is indeed a "mixed bag."
If you've got plenty of disposable income and are really into your music, then it might make sense to spend over $1000 on a portable setup. What percentage of the population is that?
The SR60 is a totally fine headphone and sortof universally agreed one of the best values out there. But yeah, it's an entry-level can. So in the case of the OP, if he's got the SR60 and wants to invest another ~$150 into the rig, the obvious upgrade is the headphones, not amplification.
In your case, the upgrade is free: cultivate contentment.